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Antifreeze - Updates and Resolutions from NFPA

This previously recorded webinar discusses the NFPA has released their final decisions regarding the use of antifreeze in new and existing fire sprinkler systems. This class informs the participant about how and when antifreeze is permitted to be used. This class will discuss the changes and Emergency Amendments made to the current NFPA standards governing all Fire Sprinkler Systems in regards to the use of Antifreeze Solutions.  The Committees for these documents have had to adjust their position on this issue more than once.

 
These changes affect the following NFPA documents:
  • NFPA 13 The Standard for the Installation Sprinkler Systems
  • NFPA 13R The Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in Residential Occupancies Four Stories or Less in Height
  • NFPA 13D The Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings
  • NFPA 25 The Standard for the Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems

Upon completion of this lesson, participants will be able to:
  • Identify and describe the amount of antifreeze permitted in a fire sprinkler system.
  • Determine when antifreeze is permitted to be used.
  • Identify and describe ways to test antifreeze solutions for adequacy.
  • Determine the differences in the requirements for antifreeze use within the different NFPA Standards.
 
Duration: 60 - 90 Minutes
Presenter: Cecil Bilbo
Language: English
CPD: 1.0


To enroll in this class or find out more information, login to your account at the top of this page.

BlazeMaster® CPVC Fire Sprinkler Systems Installation Training - Provided by Lubrizol

This Lubrizol sponsored training will provide education on the proper methods of installing BlazeMaster® CPVC Fire Sprinkler Systems (listings, advantages, design parameters, cutting and joining methods, Best Practices).

Upon completion of this lesson, participants will know:

  • The proper methods of installing BlazeMaster® CPVC Fire Sprinkler Systems
  • The advantages of the BlazeMaster® CPVC Fire Sprinkler Systems
  • About cutting & joining BlazeMaster® CPVC Fire Sprinkler System

The Presentation will help participants with the following:

  • Know the Listings and Approvals necessary for installation of CPVC
    fire sprinkler systems
  • Understand the advantages of a CPVC fire sprinkler system
  • Understand the various design parameters for CPVC fire sprinkler systems and where CPVC is allowed to be installed
  • Understand the correct joining method of CPVC pipe and fittings
  • Understand the difference between concealed and exposed systems
  • Understand the various options for freeze protection
  • Understand chemical compatibility and the potential issues when using incompatible ancillary products
  • Understand support and hanging requirements of CPVC

 
Duration:  90 - 120 minutes
Language: English or Spanish

Upon completion and at Lubrizol’s discretion, we’ll send you a BlazeMaster® online installation training card and certificate.


To create an account, enroll in this class or find out more information please visit https://www.blazemastertraining.com/

Changes to the Storage Chapters in NFPA 13, 2010-2013

This one hour previously recorded webinar will review the changes to the storage chapters of the 2010 to 2013 editions of NFPA 13. The review will help you understand how the changes affect design parameters and storage arrangements/classifications.


Duration: 1 Hour
Presenter: Philip Gunning P.E.
Language: English
 

From a live webinar recording on 07/16/2013
CPD: 1.0


To enroll in this class or find out more information, login to your account at the top of this page.
 

Consequences of Omitting Sprinklers from Concealed Spaces

From a previously recorded webinar: This lesson will discuss the advantages and disadvantages and of omitting sprinklers in concealed spaces. It can be maddening trying to determine what the minimum remote area size permitted. We will discuss how section 8.15.1.2 ties in with the calculation section of 11.2.3.1.4. We will help you answer the question, “Will I need to use a minimum remote area of 3,000 square feet?”

 
Upon completion of this lesson, participants will be able to:
Clearly identify the section of NFPA 13 that applies to any concealed space.
Determine if sprinklers are required in any concealed space
Determine if the calculation area must be 3,000 square feet or larger in size
Utilize NFPA 13 calculation method to achieve the most cost effective fire sprinkler system where concealed spaces are present.
 
Duration: 60 Minutes
Presenter: Cecil Bilbo
Language: English
CPD: 1.0


To enroll in this class or find out more information, login to your account at the top of this page.
 

Deluge and Preaction Sprinkler Systems

This previously recorded webinar will explain the features, benefits, and applications of deluge and preaction sprinkler systems. Many of the components that can be used to make these systems function in accordance with nationally accepted standards will also be covered.


Duration: 1 hour
Presenter: John Johnson
Language: English
 

Recorded 7/12/2012
CPDs: 1.0


To enroll in this class or find out more information, login to your account at the top of this page.
 

Extended Coverage Sprinklers

From a previously recorded webinar: Extended Coverage Sprinklers can significantly reduce material and labor costs as compared to traditional standard coverage sprinkler systems.  In this webinar, we will discuss where and how to properly utilize these unique sprinklers types.  


 
Duration:  1 hour
Presenter:  Mark Fessenden 
Language: English
 
 
From a live webinar recording on 01/19/2012
CPDs:  1.0


To enroll in this class or find out more information, login to your account at the top of this page.
 

FM Loss Prevention Data Sheets - Major Changes & Design Impacts for Storage Occupancies

This previously recorded webinar focuses on the major changes to the FM 2.0 Loss Prevention Data Sheet and how they affect design approaches for storage occupancies as compared to NFPA 13. 


Duration:  1 hour
Presenters: Philip Gunning, P.E.
Language:  English
 
From a live webinar recording 1/12/2012
CPDs:  1.0


To enroll in this class or find out more information, login to your account at the top of this page.

Heat Sources and Sprinklers

This class, from a previously record webinar, will answer the most common questions that people have about placing sprinklers in relation to different types of heat sources. Any one that has ever used NFPA 13 knows, it can be very difficult to determine where the Committee intends sprinklers to be placed depending on their temperature rating. With diagrams and analysis of the Committee’s statements, we will show you exactly what these tables mean and where sprinklers are supposed to be placed. Upon completion of this lesson, participants will be able to:

  • Identify common heat sources discussed in NFPA 13
  • Determine the correct temperature classification for sprinklers near different heat sources
  • Determine the correct distance sprinklers must be located from common heat sources.
  • Identify the correct sections in NFPA 13 that would apply in these situations.
Duration: 60 Minutes
Presenter: Cecil Bilbo
Language: English
Previously Recorded 9/25/2014
CPD: 1.0


To enroll in this class or find out more information, login to your account at the top of this page.
 

How to Size the Incoming Water Main for Commercial Fire Protection Systems

This one hour previously recorded webinar will cover how to determine the amount of water (gpm) required to protect a building or protection area.  This is based on the given hazard, hose stream demands, and if standpipes are required.  The information provided can help GCs, architects, and fire protection contractors determine the minimum pipe size needed to supply a fire protection system.


Duration: 1 Hour
Presenter: Philip Gunning P.E.
Language: English
CPDs: 1.0
From a live webinar recording 01/16/2013.


To enroll in this class or find out more information, login to your account at the top of this page.
 

NFPA 13 Changes: 2010-2013 Editions

This 1.5-hour previously recorded webinar addresses the major changes of NFPA 13, 2013 Edition.


Duration: 1.5 Hours
Presenter: Mark Fessenden
Language: English
CPDs: 1.5


To enroll in this class or find out more information, login to your account at the top of this page.
 

NFPA 25: 2011 Edition Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance Series Parts 1 - 4

This four part webinar series is for anyone who is interested in learning the requirements pertaining to the inspection, testing, and maintenance of water based fire protection systems.  This series will be most helpful to contractors, inspectors, property owners, and student. Please note you must search for and enroll in each part separately.

 
Part 1 Chapters 3 & 4 Definitions and General Requirements
Important definitions and general requirements essential to successful inspections of water based fire protection systems will be discussed.
 
Part 2 Chapter 5 Sprinkler Systems - Previously Recorded
Requirments for the inspection, testing, and maintenance of fire sprinkler systems will reviewed
 
Part 3 Chapter 13 Valves, Valve Components, and Trim Wet & Dry Systems
This webinar will discuss the requirements pertaining to the inspection of valves and devices found on wet and dry pipe sprinkler systems.
 
Part 4 Chapter 13 Valves, Valve Components, and Trim Deluge & Preaction
Inspection, testing, and maintenance requirements for valves and associated equipment for deluge and preaction sprinkler systems will be discussed.
 
Duration:  1 hour
Presenter: John Johnson
Language:  English
 
From a live webinar recording on 9/27/2012
CPDs:  1.0
To enroll in this class or find out more information, login to your account at the top of this page. 

NICET - The Certification Process (Computer-based testing)

This previously recorded webinar discusses the process for becoming NICET certified which has changed dramatically over the last few years. This class will discuss the steps in the current process through which candidates may achieve NICET Certification. Online registration, application, and computer-based testing will be discussed. Upon completion of this class the participant will be able to:

  • Identify and describe the different Levels of NICET certification.
  • Create an account with NICET.
  • Apply for the proper certification at the appropriate level.
  • Register and take NICET’s computer-based tests.

 
Duration: 60 - 90 Minutes
Presenter: Cecil Bilbo
Language: English
CPD: 1.0

 

Protection of Combustible Concealed Spaces

This previously recorded webinar will cover the requirements for protecting combustible concealed spaces per NFPA 13, 2010 edition. When is protection required and when can sprinklers be omitted?
 
Duration: 1 hour
Presenter: Philip M. Gunning, P.E. & Kevin Maughan
Language: English
 
From a live webinar recording 6/21/12
CPDs: 1.0

To enroll in this class or find out more information, login to your account at the top of this page. 

 

Thermal Expansion Calculations

A one-hour previously recorded webinar explaining the principles of piping thermal expansion compensation using the deflection characteristics of grooved couplings. 


Duration:  1 hour
Presenter: Frank Pluzsik
Language:  English
 
From a live webinar recording 02/09/2012
CPDs:  1.0


To enroll in this class or find out more information, login to your account at the top of this page. 

Types of Construction

From a previously recorded webinar: This class will discuss the different classifications of construction in the International Building Code (IBC) and in the NFPA documents. We will discuss the differences and similarities in these definitions. We will also discuss how fire sprinklers may allow the use of nearly any construction type, creating flexibility in building design.

 
Upon completion of this lesson, participants will be able to:
  • Determine the type of construction of which a building has been built.
  • Identify individual components of construction utilized in common definitions
  • Find the definitions and uses of construction types in the IBC and the NFPA documents.
  • Describe common uses for each type of construction
 
Duration: 60 Minutes
Presenter: Cecil Bilbo
Language: English
CPD: 1.0


To enroll in this class or find out more information, login to your account at the top of this page.
 

Understanding the Difference between Sprinkler Types

Why are there so many types of sprinklers to choose from?  This recording explains the difference between sprinkler classifications, which you must know in order to apply the correct sections of NFPA 13 for head placement, obstruction rules, and hydraulic design requirements.  Learn the difference between control mode density area, suppression mode, standard spray, extended coverage, dry type, large drop, specific application control mode, specific application, and residential sprinklers. 


Duration:  85 minutes
Presenter:  Philip Gunning, P.E.
Language:  English

From a live webinar recording 11/17/2011
CPDs: 1.0


To enroll in this class or find out more information, login to your account at the top of this page.

Understanding the Types of Concealed Spaces in NFPA 13

From a previously recorded webinar. There are 18 different concealed space arrangements discussed in Section 8.15.1.2 in NFPA 13. It can be very difficult to determine which description fits the project on which you may be working. This seminar will use drawings and the NFPA 13 sections to show you exactly what the Committee meant for each description. 


Upon completion of this lesson, participants will be able to:
  • Identify the section of NFPA 13 that applies to a concealed construction arrangement
  • Explain the difference between combustible and non-combustible concealed spaces.
  • Determine when sprinklers may be omitted from concealed spaces
  • Determine when sprinklers are required in concealed spaces

Duration: 60 - 90 Minutes
Presenter: Cecil Bilbo
Language: English
CPD: 1.0


To enroll in this class or find out more information, login to your account at the top of this page.

Variables that Impact Water Delivery Time in Dry Pipe Systems

From a previously recorded webinar: This class will discuss some of the variables that can affect the water delivery requirements prescribed by NFPA 13 in a dry pipe system.  

 
Upon completion of this lesson, participants will be able to:

  • Identify water delivery requirements per NFPA 13
  • Discuss conditions that impact water delivery
  • Identify options to decrease water delivery times
  • Discuss methods to predict water delivery times

 
Duration:  70 Minutes
Presenter: John Johnson
Language: English
CPD: 1.1


To enroll in this class or find out more information, login to your account at the top of this page.

APAC/ME

Antifreeze - Updates and Resolutions from NFPA

This previously recorded webinar discusses the NFPA has released their final decisions regarding the use of antifreeze in new and existing fire sprinkler systems. This class informs the participant about how and when antifreeze is permitted to be used. This class will discuss the changes and Emergency Amendments made to the current NFPA standards governing all Fire Sprinkler Systems in regards to the use of Antifreeze Solutions.  The Committees for these documents have had to adjust their position on this issue more than once.

 
These changes affect the following NFPA documents:
  • NFPA 13 The Standard for the Installation Sprinkler Systems
  • NFPA 13R The Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in Residential Occupancies Four Stories or Less in Height
  • NFPA 13D The Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings
  • NFPA 25 The Standard for the Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems

Upon completion of this lesson, participants will be able to:
  • Identify and describe the amount of antifreeze permitted in a fire sprinkler system.
  • Determine when antifreeze is permitted to be used.
  • Identify and describe ways to test antifreeze solutions for adequacy.
  • Determine the differences in the requirements for antifreeze use within the different NFPA Standards.
 
Duration: 60 - 90 Minutes
Presenter: Cecil Bilbo
Language: English
CPD: 1.0


To enroll in this class or find out more information, login to your account at the top of this page.

Changes to the Storage Chapters in NFPA 13, 2010-2013

This one hour previously recored webinar will review the changes to the storage chapters of the 2010 to 2013 editions of NFPA 13. The review will help you understand how the changes affect design parameters and storage arrangements/classifications.


Duration: 1 Hour
Presenter: Philip Gunning P.E.
Language: English
 

From a live webinar recording on 07/16/2013
CPD: 1.0


To enroll in this class or find out more information, login to your account at the top of this page.
 

Consequences of Omitting Sprinklers from concealed spaces

From a prevously recorded webinar: This lesson will discuss the advantages and disadvantages and of omitting sprinklers in concealed spaces. It can be maddening trying to determine what the minimum remote area size permitted. We will discuss how section 8.15.1.2 ties in with the calculation section of 11.2.3.1.4. We will help you answer the question, “Will I need to use a minimum remote area of 3,000 square feet?”

 
Upon completion of this lesson, participants will be able to:
Clearly identify the section of NFPA 13 that applies to any concealed space.
Determine if sprinklers are required in any concealed space
Determine if the calculation area must be 3,000 square feet or larger in size
Utilize NFPA 13 calculation method to achieve the most cost effective fire sprinkler system where concealed spaces are present.
 
Duration: 60 Minutes
Presenter: Cecil Bilbo
Language: English
CPD: 1.0


To enroll in this class or find out more information, login to your account at the top of this page.
 

Deluge and Preaction Sprinkler Systems

This previously recorded webinar will explain the features, benefits, and applications of deluge and preaction sprinkler systems. Many of the components that can be used to make these systems function in accordance with nationally accepted standards will also be covered.


Duration: 1 hour
Presenter: John Johnson
Language: English
 

Recorded 7/12/2012
CPDs: 1.0


To enroll in this class or find out more information, login to your account at the top of this page.
 

Extended Coverage Sprinklers

From a previously recorded werbinar: Extended Coverage Sprinklers can significantly reduce material and labor costs as compared to traditional standard coverage sprinkler systems.  In this webinar, we will discuss where and how to properly utilize these unique sprinklers types.  


 
Duration:  1 hour
Presenter:  Mark Fessenden 
Language: English
 
 
From a live webinar recording on 01/19/2012
CPDs:  1.0


To enroll in this class or find out more information, login to your account at the top of this page.
 

FM Loss Prevention Data Sheets - Major Changes & Design Impacts for Storage Occupancies

This previously recorded webinar focuses on the major changes to the FM 2.0 Loss Prevention Data Sheet and how they affect design approaches for storage occupancies as compared to NFPA 13. 


Duration:  1 hour
Presenters: Philip Gunning, P.E.
Language:  English
 
From a live webinar recording 1/12/2012
CPDs:  1.0


To enroll in this class or find out more information, login to your account at the top of this page.

Heat Sources and Sprinklers

This class, from a previously record webinar, will answer the most common questions that people have about placing sprinklers in relation to different types of heat sources. Any one that has ever used NFPA 13 knows, it can be very difficult to determine where the Committee intends sprinklers to be placed depending on their temperature rating. With diagrams and analysis of the Committee’s statements, we will show you exactly what these tables mean and where sprinklers are supposed to be placed. Upon completion of this lesson, participants will be able to:

  • Identify common heat sources discussed in NFPA 13
  • Determine the correct temperature classification for sprinklers near different heat sources
  • Determine the correct distance sprinklers must be located from common heat sources.
  • Identify the correct sections in NFPA 13 that would apply in these situations.
Duration: 60 Minutes
Presenter: Cecil Bilbo
Language: English
Previously Recorded 9/25/2014
CPD: 1.0


To enroll in this class or find out more information, login to your account at the top of this page.
 

How to Size the Incoming Water Main for Commercial Fire Protection Systems

This one hour previously recorded webinar will cover how to determine the amount of water (gpm) required to protect a building or protection area.  This is based on the given hazard, hose stream demands, and if standpipes are required.  The information provided can help GCs, architects, and fire protection contractors determine the minimum pipe size needed to supply a fire protection system.


Duration: 1 Hour
Presenter: Philip Gunning P.E.
Language: English
CPDs: 1.0
From a live webinar recording 01/16/2013.


To enroll in this class or find out more information, login to your account at the top of this page.
 

NFPA 13 Changes: 2010-2013 Editions

This 1.5-hour previously recorded webinar addresses the major changes of NFPA 13, 2013 Edition.

Duration: 1.5 Hours
Presenter: Mark Fessenden
Language: English
CPDs: 1.5


To enroll in this class or find out more information, login to your account at the top of this page.

 

NFPA 25: 2011 Edition Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance Series Part 2 of 4

This four part webinar series is for anyone who is interested in learning the requirements pertaining to the inspection, testing, and maintenance of water based fire protection systems.  This series will be most helpful to contractors, inspectors, property owners, and student. Please note you must register for each part separately.  

Part 1 Chapters 3 & 4 Definitions and General Requirements
Important definitions and general requirements essential to successful inspections of water based fire protection systems will be discussed.

Part 2 Chapter 5 Sprinkler Systems - Previously Recorded

Requirments for the inspection, testing, and maintenance of fire sprinkler systems will reviewed

Part 3 Chapter 13 Valves, Valve Components, and Trim Wet & Dry Systems

This webinar will discuss the requirements pertaining to the inspection of valves and devices found on wet and dry pipe sprinkler systems.

Part 4 Chapter 13 Valves, Valve Components, and Trim Deluge & Preaction

Inspection, testing, and maintenance requirements for valves and associated equipment for deluge and preaction sprinkler systems will be discussed.

 
Duration:  1 hour
Presenter: John Johnson
Language:  English
 
From a live webinar recording on 9/27/2012
CPDs:  1.0


To enroll in this class or find out more information, login to your account at the top of this page.
 

NFPA 25: 2011 Edition Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance Series Part 3 of 4

This four part webinar series is for anyone who is interested in learning the requirements pertaining to the inspection, testing, and maintenance of water based fire protection systems.  This series will be most helpful to contractors, inspectors, property owners, and student. Please note you must register for each part separately.

 
Part 1 Chapters 3 & 4 Definitions and General Requirements
Important definitions and general requirements essential to successful inspections of water based fire protection systems will be discussed.
 
Part 2 Chapter 5 Sprinkler Systems - Previously Recorded
Requirments for the inspection, testing, and maintenance of fire sprinkler systems will reviewed
 
Part 3 Chapter 13 Valves, Valve Components, and Trim Wet & Dry Systems
This webinar will discuss the requirements pertaining to the inspection of valves and devices found on wet and dry pipe sprinkler systems.
 
Part 4 Chapter 13 Valves, Valve Components, and Trim Deluge & Preaction
Inspection, testing, and maintenance requirements for valves and associated equipment for deluge and preaction sprinkler systems will be discussed.
 
Duration:  1 hour
Presenter: John Johnson
Language:  English
 
From a live webinar recording on 9/27/2012
CPDs:  1.0
To enroll in this class or find out more information, login to your account at the top of this page. 

NICET - The Certification Process (Computer-based testing)

This previously recorded webinar discusses the process for becoming NICET certified which has changed dramatically over the last few years. This class will discuss the steps in the current process through which candidates may achieve NICET Certification. Online registration, application, and computer-based testing will be discussed. Upon completion of this class the participant will be able to:

  • Identify and describe the different Levels of NICET certification.
  • Create an account with NICET.
  • Apply for the proper certification at the appropriate level.
  • Register and take NICET’s computer-based tests.

 
Duration: 60 - 90 Minutes
Presenter: Cecil Bilbo
Language: English
CPD: 1.0

 

Protection of Combustible Concealed Spaces

This previously recorded webinar will cover the requirements for protecting combustible concealed spaces per NFPA 13, 2010 edition. When is protection required and when can sprinklers be omitted?
 
Duration: 1 hour
Presenter: Philip M. Gunning, P.E. & Kevin Maughan
Language: English
 
From a live webinar recording 6/21/12
CPDs: 1.0

To enroll in this class or find out more information, login to your account at the top of this page. 

 

Variables that Impact Water Delivery Time in Dry Pipe Systems

From a previously recorded webinar: This class will discuss some of the variables that can affect the water delivery requirements prescribed by NFPA 13 in a dry pipe system.  

 
Upon completion of this lesson, participants will be able to:

  • Identify water delivery requirements per NFPA 13
  • Discuss conditions that impact water delivery
  • Identify options to decrease water delivery times
  • Discuss methods to predict water delivery times

 
Duration:  70 Minutes
Presenter: John Johnson
Language: English
CPD: 1.1


To enroll in this class or find out more information, login to your account at the top of this page.

Europe/Africa

Antifreeze - Updates and Resolutions from NFPA

This previously recorded webinar discusses the NFPA has released their final decisions regarding the use of antifreeze in new and existing fire sprinkler systems. This class informs the participant about how and when antifreeze is permitted to be used. This class will discuss the changes and Emergency Amendments made to the current NFPA standards governing all Fire Sprinkler Systems in regards to the use of Antifreeze Solutions.  The Committees for these documents have had to adjust their position on this issue more than once.

 
These changes affect the following NFPA documents:
  • NFPA 13 The Standard for the Installation Sprinkler Systems
  • NFPA 13R The Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in Residential Occupancies Four Stories or Less in Height
  • NFPA 13D The Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings
  • NFPA 25 The Standard for the Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems

Upon completion of this lesson, participants will be able to:
  • Identify and describe the amount of antifreeze permitted in a fire sprinkler system.
  • Determine when antifreeze is permitted to be used.
  • Identify and describe ways to test antifreeze solutions for adequacy.
  • Determine the differences in the requirements for antifreeze use within the different NFPA Standards.
 
Duration: 60 - 90 Minutes
Presenter: Cecil Bilbo
Language: English
CPD: 1.0


To enroll in this class or find out more information, login to your account at the top of this page.

Changes to the Storage Chapters in NFPA 13, 2010-2013

This one hour previously recored webinar will review the changes to the storage chapters of the 2010 to 2013 editions of NFPA 13. The review will help you understand how the changes affect design parameters and storage arrangements/classifications.


Duration: 1 Hour
Presenter: Philip Gunning P.E.
Language: English
 

From a live webinar recording on 07/16/2013
CPD: 1.0


To enroll in this class or find out more information, login to your account at the top of this page.
 

Consequences of Omitting Sprinklers from concealed spaces

From a prevously recorded webinar: This lesson will discuss the advantages and disadvantages and of omitting sprinklers in concealed spaces. It can be maddening trying to determine what the minimum remote area size permitted. We will discuss how section 8.15.1.2 ties in with the calculation section of 11.2.3.1.4. We will help you answer the question, “Will I need to use a minimum remote area of 3,000 square feet?”

 
Upon completion of this lesson, participants will be able to:
Clearly identify the section of NFPA 13 that applies to any concealed space.
Determine if sprinklers are required in any concealed space
Determine if the calculation area must be 3,000 square feet or larger in size
Utilize NFPA 13 calculation method to achieve the most cost effective fire sprinkler system where concealed spaces are present.
 
Duration: 60 Minutes
Presenter: Cecil Bilbo
Language: English
CPD: 1.0


To enroll in this class or find out more information, login to your account at the top of this page.
 

Deluge and Preaction Sprinkler Systems

This previously recorded webinar will explain the features, benefits, and applications of deluge and preaction sprinkler systems. Many of the components that can be used to make these systems function in accordance with nationally accepted standards will also be covered.


Duration: 1 hour
Presenter: John Johnson
Language: English
 

Recorded 7/12/2012
CPDs: 1.0


To enroll in this class or find out more information, login to your account at the top of this page.
 

Extended Coverage Sprinklers

From a previously recorded werbinar: Extended Coverage Sprinklers can significantly reduce material and labor costs as compared to traditional standard coverage sprinkler systems.  In this webinar, we will discuss where and how to properly utilize these unique sprinklers types.  


 
Duration:  1 hour
Presenter:  Mark Fessenden 
Language: English
 
 
From a live webinar recording on 01/19/2012
CPDs:  1.0


To enroll in this class or find out more information, login to your account at the top of this page.
 

FM Loss Prevention Data Sheets - Major Changes & Design Impacts for Storage Occupancies

This previously recorded webinar focuses on the major changes to the FM 2.0 Loss Prevention Data Sheet and how they affect design approaches for storage occupancies as compared to NFPA 13. 


Duration:  1 hour
Presenters: Philip Gunning, P.E.
Language:  English
 
From a live webinar recording 1/12/2012
CPDs:  1.0


To enroll in this class or find out more information, login to your account at the top of this page.

Heat Sources and Sprinklers

This class, from a previously record webinar, will answer the most common questions that people have about placing sprinklers in relation to different types of heat sources. Any one that has ever used NFPA 13 knows, it can be very difficult to determine where the Committee intends sprinklers to be placed depending on their temperature rating. With diagrams and analysis of the Committee’s statements, we will show you exactly what these tables mean and where sprinklers are supposed to be placed. Upon completion of this lesson, participants will be able to:

  • Identify common heat sources discussed in NFPA 13
  • Determine the correct temperature classification for sprinklers near different heat sources
  • Determine the correct distance sprinklers must be located from common heat sources.
  • Identify the correct sections in NFPA 13 that would apply in these situations.
Duration: 60 Minutes
Presenter: Cecil Bilbo
Language: English
Previously Recorded 9/25/2014
CPD: 1.0


To enroll in this class or find out more information, login to your account at the top of this page.
 

How to Size the Incoming Water Main for Commercial Fire Protection Systems

This one hour previously recorded webinar will cover how to determine the amount of water (gpm) required to protect a building or protection area.  This is based on the given hazard, hose stream demands, and if standpipes are required.  The information provided can help GCs, architects, and fire protection contractors determine the minimum pipe size needed to supply a fire protection system.


Duration: 1 Hour
Presenter: Philip Gunning P.E.
Language: English
CPDs: 1.0
From a live webinar recording 01/16/2013.


To enroll in this class or find out more information, login to your account at the top of this page.
 

NFPA 13 Changes: 2010-2013 Editions

This 1.5-hour previously recorded webinar addresses the major changes of NFPA 13, 2013 Edition.


Duration: 1.5 Hours
Presenter: Mark Fessenden
Language: English
CPDs: 1.5


To enroll in this class or find out more information, login to your account at the top of this page.
 

NFPA 25: 2011 Edition Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance Series Part 2 of 4

This four part webinar series is for anyone who is interested in learning the requirements pertaining to the inspection, testing, and maintenance of water based fire protection systems.  This series will be most helpful to contractors, inspectors, property owners, and student. Please note you must register for each part separately.  


Part 1 Chapters 3 & 4 Definitions and General Requirements
Important definitions and general requirements essential to successful inspections of water based fire protection systems will be discussed.

Part 2 Chapter 5 Sprinkler Systems - Previously Recorded

Requirments for the inspection, testing, and maintenance of fire sprinkler systems will reviewed

Part 3 Chapter 13 Valves, Valve Components, and Trim Wet & Dry Systems

This webinar will discuss the requirements pertaining to the inspection of valves and devices found on wet and dry pipe sprinkler systems.

Part 4 Chapter 13 Valves, Valve Components, and Trim Deluge & Preaction

Inspection, testing, and maintenance requirements for valves and associated equipment for deluge and preaction sprinkler systems will be discussed.

 
Duration:  1 hour
Presenter: John Johnson
Language:  English
 
From a live webinar recording on 9/27/2012
CPDs:  1.0


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NFPA 25: 2011 Edition Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance Series Part 3 of 4

This four part webinar series is for anyone who is interested in learning the requirements pertaining to the inspection, testing, and maintenance of water based fire protection systems.  This series will be most helpful to contractors, inspectors, property owners, and student. Please note you must register for each part separately.

 
Part 1 Chapters 3 & 4 Definitions and General Requirements
Important definitions and general requirements essential to successful inspections of water based fire protection systems will be discussed.
 
Part 2 Chapter 5 Sprinkler Systems - Previously Recorded
Requirments for the inspection, testing, and maintenance of fire sprinkler systems will reviewed
 
Part 3 Chapter 13 Valves, Valve Components, and Trim Wet & Dry Systems
This webinar will discuss the requirements pertaining to the inspection of valves and devices found on wet and dry pipe sprinkler systems.
 
Part 4 Chapter 13 Valves, Valve Components, and Trim Deluge & Preaction
Inspection, testing, and maintenance requirements for valves and associated equipment for deluge and preaction sprinkler systems will be discussed.
 
Duration:  1 hour
Presenter: John Johnson
Language:  English
 
From a live webinar recording on 9/27/2012
CPDs:  1.0
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NICET - The Certification Process (Computer-based testing)

This previously recorded webinar discusses the process for becoming NICET certified which has changed dramatically over the last few years. This class will discuss the steps in the current process through which candidates may achieve NICET Certification. Online registration, application, and computer-based testing will be discussed. Upon completion of this class the participant will be able to:

  • Identify and describe the different Levels of NICET certification.
  • Create an account with NICET.
  • Apply for the proper certification at the appropriate level.
  • Register and take NICET’s computer-based tests.

 
Duration: 60 - 90 Minutes
Presenter: Cecil Bilbo
Language: English
CPD: 1.0

 

Protection of Combustible Concealed Spaces

This previously recorded webinar will cover the requirements for protecting combustible concealed spaces per NFPA 13, 2010 edition. When is protection required and when can sprinklers be omitted?
 
Duration: 1 hour
Presenter: Philip M. Gunning, P.E. & Kevin Maughan
Language: English
 
From a live webinar recording 6/21/12
CPDs: 1.0

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Variables that Impact Water Delivery Time in Dry Pipe Systems

From a previously recorded webinar: This class will discuss some of the variables that can affect the water delivery requirements prescribed by NFPA 13 in a dry pipe system.  

 
Upon completion of this lesson, participants will be able to:

  • Identify water delivery requirements per NFPA 13
  • Discuss conditions that impact water delivery
  • Identify options to decrease water delivery times
  • Discuss methods to predict water delivery times

 
Duration:  70 Minutes
Presenter: John Johnson
Language: English
CPD: 1.1


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Live Training

Americas

Fire Pump Inspection, Testing & Maintenance Training (ITM)

During two days of comprehensive training, attendees will gain an understanding of the requirements and procedures for inspection, testing, andFire pump ITM maintenance of fire pumps and controllers in accordance with NFPA 20 and 25.  The attendees will participate in valuable hands-on training on pump and controller types including:

  • Pumps
    • Vertical turbine
      • Electric driven
    • Horizontal split-case
      • Electric driven
      • Diesel driven
  • Controllers
    • Soft start
    • Across the line

Highlights

  • Attendees will receive a copy of the most current NFPA 20 and 25 standards
  • Attenedees will witness and conduct full flow fire pump test
  • Hands on voltage and amperage testing of electric driven fire pumps

Course Objectives

  • Summarize inspection, testing and maintenance responsibilities for fire pumps in accordance to NFPA 25
  • Identify and explain pump types, components, and tools as they relate to applicable NFPA standards
  • Recognize the electrical, mechanical and environmental safety hazards associated with fire pumps as well as the proper personal protective equipment (PPE) that may be required
  • Identify most common pump problems and troubleshooting techniques
  • Demonstrate proper fire pump inspection, testing and maintenance procedures

Information

  • Duration: 2 days
  • Availability: Cranston, RI USA
  • CPDs: 13 / CEUs: 1.3
  • Target Audience: Open Enrollment
  • Certification: Certificate of Training
  • Price: $750 per student, $600 per student for groups of 3 or more from the same company

Available Training Dates
  • March 21st - 22nd, 2019
  • July 18th - 19th, 2019
  • November 14th - 15th, 2019


To enroll in this class or find out more information, email training@tycofp.com

Inspection, Testing & Maintenance Training (ITM)

During three comprehensive days of training, attendees will gain an understanding of theITM requirements and procedures for inspection, testing, and maintenance of water-based fire protection systems in accordance with NFPA 25, 2017 Edition.  The attendees will participate in valuable hands-on training and troubleshooting exercises of key system components including:

  • System valves (wet, dry, deluge, and pre-action │ 16 fully functional system risers )
  • Fire pumps (vertical turbine, electric and diesel horizontal split case)
  • Water supplies (conduct hydrant flow tests)


Highlights

  • Live fire demonstrations to illustrate system sequence of operation
  • Sprinkler and nozzle discharge demonstration showcasing the evolution of technologies from 1874 to present
  • Personal copy of latest edition of NFPA 25

Course Objectives

  • Identify the NFPA standard used for Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance, and summarize how to find the requirements within the standard
  • Identify the various types, components, and uses of sprinkler systems, and explain how they relate to Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance tasks and frequencies
  • Perform proper Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance procedures as they relate to water-based fire protection systems
  • Recognize problems that may arise in water-based fire protection systems, and demonstrate how to troubleshoot those problems


Course Information

  • Duration: 3 days
  • Availability: Cranston, RI USA
  • CPDs: 19 CEUs: 1.9
  • Target Audience: Open Enrollment
  • Certification: Certificate of Training
  • Price: $1,250 per student, $100 per student for groups of 3 or more from the same company


Available Training Dates

  • March 18th - 20th, 2019
  • July 15th - 17th, 2019
  • November 11th - 13th, 2019


To enroll in this class or find out more information, email training@tycofp.com

Introduction to Water Based Fire Protection

During one and a half intensive days of training, attendees will gain an appreciation for the various components used in automatic fire protection and fixed water spray systems.Intro to water based fire protection The agenda consists of modules, which cover the types and categories of sprinklers, hydraulics, high-piled storage, and wet, dry, deluge, and pre-action systems.  Although TYCO products will be used to convey the message, the information learned is educational and can be applied to any manufacturer’s products.  Students with different backgrounds and experience will benefit.

Highlights

  • Live fire demonstrations to illustrate automatic sprinkler system sequence of operation
  • Sprinkler and nozzle discharge demonstration showcasing the evolution of technologies from 1874 to present
  • 16 fully functional system risers used to help demonstrate system types, applications, and sequence of operation

Course Objectives

  • Identify components and recognize common fire protection industry terminology
  • Classify the different types of sprinklers
  • Differentiate between various sprinkler and system types/categories
  • Describe where system components listings and approvals can be found

Information

  • Duration: 1.5 days
  • Availability: Cranston, RI USA
  • CPDs: 10 /  CEUs: 1.0
  • Target Audience": Open Enrollment
  • Certification: Certificate of Training
  • Price: Free Course
Available Training Dates
  • February 14th - 15th , 2019
  • June 27th -28th, 2019
  • September 19th-20th, 2019
  • December 17th -18th, 2019

 

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Quell™ Methodology Training

During this two-day training program, attendees will develop an understanding of theQuell Methodology Quell™ development process and design requirements as well as an understanding of all components required to implement a Quell™ design. The agenda will include modules that consist of the history and substantiation of current NFPA 13 requirements, the Performance Based Design and Alternative Methods & Materials process.  Other modules that will ensure successful implementation and installation of the Quell ™ design and design method will be covered. 


Highlights

  • Self paced pre-training assessment to become familiar with the development and intricacies of the Quell™ Methodology
  • Hands on training with a fully functional Quell™ riser
  • Self paced, guided exercises to learn and become familiar with Fluid Delivery Time Software utilized in Quell™ design 

Course Objectives

  • Summarize the history and substantiation of current NFPA 13 requirements in regards to Quell™ Methodology and design
  • Discuss the Quell™ development process and design requirements
  • Identify all components required to implement a Quell™ design
  • Explain the Performance Based Design and Alternative Methods & Materials Process
  • Analyze the lessons learned during the more than 130 Quell™ installations that have been completed in the U.S.
  • Determine the process for resolving any issues that are encountered during the design or installation of a Quell™ system


Information

  • Duration: 2 days
  • Availability: Cranston, USA
  • CPDs: 17 / CEUs: 1.7
  • Target Audience: Open Enrollment for Quell™ Licensees
  • Certification: Certificate of Training 

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Europe / Africa

Inspection, Testing & Maintenance (ITM)

During this comprehensive training, attendees will gain an understanding of theInspection testing and maintenance requirements and procedures for inspection, testing and maintenance of water-based fire protection systems in accordance with NFPA 25, 2017 Edition.  The attendees will participate in valuable hands-on training and troubleshooting exercises of key system components including system valves (wet, dry, deluge and pre-action) each with his own fully functional system riser.

Highlights

  • Live Valve demonstrations to illustrate system sequence of operation
  • Hands-on training to gain knowledge of the different alarm valves in regards to maintenance and trouble shooting.

Course Information

  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Availability: Europe only
  • Target Audience: Open Enrollment
  • Certification: Certificate of Training

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Introduction to Sprinklers and Alarm Valves


Sprinkler Systems, General Introduction Sprinklers and Alarm Valves

The objective of this training program is to provide a basic understanding and overviewintro to sprinklers of the different types of sprinklers and alarm valves available. Each type will be defined and the specific application will be addressed. To complete the training we will provide a live demonstration of the different sprinkler types and their spray patterns in our Spray Demo Room. In regards to the alarm valves we will explain the working principles and technical details of all available types of alarm valves and at the end we will provide a live demonstration of the valves in our Valve Demo Room.

Highlights

  • Overview of different types of sprinklers available.
  • Live demonstration of sprinkler spray patterns.
  • Explanation of the different available sprinkler systems.
  • Live demonstration of the working principles of all available types of alarm valves.

Course Information

  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Availability: Europe
  • Target Audience: Open enrollment
  • Certification: Certificate of Training

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NFPA13-2016 Training


NFPA13 Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems 2016 edition

The objective of this training program is how to approach and work with this standard.NFPA13 Logo Due to the limitations of the European standards, the American standard NFPA offers more effective solutions to provide fire protection. This module is updated to the latest version of the NFPA13 and the changes between the previous versions are highlighted and will be discussed. This module will guide you through the NFPA13 chapter by chapter and will contain background information, examples, frequently asked questions and workshops for the implementation of this standard into your field. The course will end with an exam and attendees will receive a certificate of training.

Highlights

  • Provides a deeper insight in sprinkler technics and able to determine / identify different sprinkler types.
  • Able to select the right sprinkler for the job.
  • Knowledge of the working principles of sprinkler systems in general.
  • Better understanding of how to use the NFPA13 book.
  • Exam

Course Information

  • Duration: 3 days
  • Availability: Europe
  • Target Audience: Open Enrollment
  • Certification: Certificate of Training

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Quell Fire Sprinkler System


License training to Quell fire protection systems

During this two-day training program, attendees will develop an understanding of theQuell Fire Sprinkler Systems Logo Quell development process and design requirements as well as an understanding of all components required to implement a Quell design. The agenda will include modules that consist of the history and substantiation of current NFPA 13 requirements, the Performance Based Design and Alternative Methods & Materials process.  Other modules that will ensure successful implementation and installation of the Quell design and design method will be covered. 

Highlights

  • Self paced pre-training assessment to become familiar with the development and intricacies of the Quell Methodology
  • Hands on training with a fully functional Quell riser (if organized in a TechXchange office)
  • Self paced, guided exercises to learn and become familiar with Fluid Delivery Time software utilized in Quell design

Course Information

  • Duration: 2 days
  • Availability: Europe only
  • Target Audience: Open Enrollment for Quell Licensees
  • Certification: Certificate of Training

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